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Orchestra Conductor on Stage

The Band

est. 1987

Greetings from Wirral Symphonic Wind Band  – we are one of the top wind bands in the North West UK, boasting Platinum Awards at the Regional and National Wind Band Competition, NCBF.

Based on the Wirral, our membership is drawn from across Merseyside and the wider North West and North Wales region. The band has a long history – since being formed in 1987 we have grown from 5 to over 50 regular members. The band plays several concert dates each year in and around the Wirral, including outdoor events during the summer months, which will be listed on this website. We are available to hire for events or functions. 

The Committee

Wirral Symphonic Wind Band is run by a small team of volunteer members of the band elected once a year to its committee.  As well as general duties of running the band, the elected positions are Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Librarian as well as the Musical Director.

The current 2022-23 Committee is:

  • Philip Robinson - Musical Director

  • Glenn Thomas - Band Leader - Clarinet

  • Ali McGinity-Drinkwater - Chair - Flute/Piccolo

  • Richard Merritt - Secretary - Clarinet

  • Peter Robson - Band Master - Bassoon

  • Clare Raymond - Treasurer - Flute

  • Helen Purslow - Librarian - Clarinet

  • Jack Corlett - I.T. & Logistics - Percussion

  • Lily O'Sullivan - Social Secretary - Saxophone

  • Sam Leah - French Horn

  • Emily Kirkpatrick - Clarinet

  • Ben Chadwick - Trumpet

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